Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) and Bombardier of Canada have agreed that all closing conditions for the acquisition of the Canadair Regional Jet (CRJ) programme have been met, and the transaction is due to close on the 1st of June, 2020. The programme will be operated under the newly created group entities of MHI RJ Aviation Group (MHIRJ) and will commence upon closing.
As part of the acquisition, MHI acquires the maintenance, support, refurbishment, marketing and sales activities for the CRJ Series aircraft, along with the type certificates. This includes the CRJ-related services and support network, which is mainly located in Mirabel, Québec, and Toronto, Ontario in Canada, as well as Bridgeport, West Virginia, and Tucson, Arizona in the USA. CRJ Spare parts will continue to be distributed from depots in Chicago, USA and Frankfurt, Germany.
According to the companies, MHIRJ will provide a holistic servicing and support solution for the global aircraft industry, including the CRJ Series aircraft, and eventually, for the Mitsubishi SpaceJet family of next-generation regional jets.
MHI has stated that key integration milestone updates of the deal will be provided on an ongoing basis.